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Published on November 19, 2015

Mercy Hospitals Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

KeyCONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (November 19, 2015) – Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania announced today that Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital*, Mercy Suburban Hospital and Nazareth Hospital each have been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. *The hospital designation is reflective of performance data from both Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa. and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital in West Philadelphia.

The designation was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital were jointly recognized as a top performer for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, venus thromboembolism (VTE) and stroke. Mercy Suburban Hospital was recognized as a top performer for heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, VTE and stroke. Nazareth Hospital was recognized as a top performer for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, VTE and stroke.

Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia, Mercy Suburban and Nazareth Hospitals are four of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve a 2014 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. The performance measures included in the recognition program including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, stroke, venous thromboembolism, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Mercy Health System for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission.

“As a health system dedicated to serving as a transforming, healing presence in our communities, I am proud that all of our Mercy Health System hospitals—Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia, Mercy Suburban and Nazareth—are being recognized by The Joint Commission for our commitment to providing high-quality, safe care,” said Kathy Conallen, senior vice president and CEO Acute Care Operations, Mercy Health System. “The Top Performer recognition gives us an opportunity to highlight the exceptional care we offer our patients and communities as well as the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our hospitals' staff and physicians.”

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

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